Facts and Figures

2016 Highlights

Year to Date
All Locations
Circulation 2,548,641
Computer Sessions 573,462
Holds Filled 558,853
Holds Placed 444,786
Visitors* 2,276,579
WiFi Sessions 967,142

* Count does not reflect the total visitor count due to location of traffic counter at 34 locations. Community room and program traffic are not included in totals for these locations.


As of January 1, 2015:

Full-time employees 745
Part-time employees 251

Additional Statistics

Check the City of Chicago Data Portal for monthly statistics for each CPL location:

  • Circulation
  • Computer Sessions
  • Holds Filled
  • Holds Placed
  • Visitors
  • WiFi Sessions